Baseball player Aaron Judge is aiming for an all-time league home run record today after amassing sixty this season. And in a rather fortuitous turn of events, the deciding game lands on the final Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball day of the season, an incredible finale to Apple’s first involvement in live sports.
Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run of the season in Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He needs one more today to break Roger Maris’ American league record of 61 set in 1961. If he hits two homers, Judge will be the all-time record holder.
The big game is tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET with the Red Sox at Yankees Stadium. It’s one of two games available exclusively on the Apple TV platform today, streamed as part of Apple’s Friday Night Baseball deal.
The Yankees’ YES network was reportedly in talks with Apple to negotiate showing the potentially story-making game on other channels, but Apple declined. As such, the only way to watch the big game is through the Apple TV app.
How to Watch Yankees vs Red Sox Friday Night Baseball
If you haven’t already, you’ll need an Apple ID. You can sign up here and get a seven-day free trial of Apple TV+. If you need to activate your Apple ID and don’t have an Apple device, follow these steps as if you have an Android phone, you can sign up with the Apple Music app instead.
Note, however, that you don’t need to pay for an Apple TV+ account to watch the games, as Apple has streamed all Friday Night Baseball games this season for free. (However, future Friday Night Baseball seasons may require a TV+ subscription. This is advertised as a limited-time offer.)
That means to start watching Aaron Judge today, all you need is an Apple ID and a way to get the Apple TV app. The Apple TV app is available on Apple devices such as iPhone, Apple TV 4K, iPad and Mac.
Additionally, the TV app is also available on 3rd party platforms including Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, Comcast Xfinity set top boxes and more. You can also watch on a PC in a web browser at tv.apple.com.
Then simply sign in to the TV app with your Apple ID and scroll down to find the Friday Night Baseball section. Tap the game tile to start playing. If you’re using an Apple device running iOS 15.6 or later, the TV app supports pausing and rewinding the live stream.
While all focus is on the Red Sox vs. Yankees game, the other baseball game today is Cardinals at Dodgers. Both games are streaming for free today on the Apple TV app.
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